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Bryan in the 21st Century: 

It's New . . . It's the Same 


What's New? 

Building Lives 
in Atlanta 


Bryan Life 

Volume 28, Number 1 




Editorial Office: 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 


William E. Brown 


Tom Davis 

Associate Editors 

Brett Roes 

Lenita Sanders 

Director of 

Alumni Ministries 

Brett Roes. '88 

Bryan College 

Alumni Association 


Steve Stewart, '85 

National Alumni Advisory 

Council Charter Members 

Bud Schatz, '56 

Laura Kaufman n, '87 

Kari Ballentine, '91 

Sharron Padgett, '87 

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at's New? 

In American society 

'new 7 

is good 



lew" means recent, improved, cutting-edge and with it. That's why we 
Americans are always updating our computers, cell phones, cars and spouses. Reruns 
and retreads are out of step with the necessary progress of our culture. 

Solomon wondered out loud if there were anything really new in life. "Is there 
anything of which one can say, 'Look! This is new?' It was here already, long ago; it 
was here before our time'" (Ecclesiastes 1:10). 

Of course, Solomon's pessimistic and existential perspective limited his view to 
"under the sun." When he raised his eyes to heaven, then he began to see things new. 
In fact, it is only because of God that anything is genuinely new. Here's a brief list: 
He gives us a new song to sing fPsofon 33:3; 40:3) 
He brings in a neiu covenant through Christ (Luke 22:20; Hebrews 9:15) 
He gives us a new life (Acts 5:20) 
We have a new spirit (Ezekiet 11:19; Romans 7:6) 
VJe are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ejihesians 2:23-24) 
Ultimately, He will make everything new (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:5) 
Not a bad list of promises! Add to them the constant promise that His mercies 
are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23) and we have quite a case for God 
being the most "happening" Person around. 

So our Bryan College theme this year is "All Things New." We have new build- 
ings, new programs and a new campus. But we have the same God who ensures that 
the best of what Bryan has always been is renewed and strengthened. "Christ Above 
All" takes on a fresh commitment in a world that desperately needs hope and truth. 

So, whaf s new? 

u&f^^r/w — 

William E. Brown 


On the Cover - 

Rachel Pierce, a junior from Seymour, Tenn., and Nathaniel Isler-Williams, a sophomore from 
Decatur, Ga., talk with President William E. Brown in front of the new library as school began this fall. 

truths can waver without realizing it. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate 
between what is change and what is a threat. The alumni on the board (of 
trustees) are sensitive to that." 

Bryan's most obvious new features are the library and the rebuilt 
Administration Building. Beneath that surface, however, one finds new 
approaches to the quality education that long has been a Bryan distinc- 

"What's new? I'll answer that the way our alumni do," Dr. Brown said. 

* "The way Bryan looks. We have updated, state-of-the-art facilities. 

* "Computer technology. In information technology, we're up there 
with the best. 

* "Bryan's ability to engage our culture. In the Christian community, 
there has been a sense of isolation or insulation from our culture. At 
Bryan, we acknowledge and train students to engage that culture. We are 
looking with new eyes at the world around us and realize that the mes- 
sage of Christ is to engage culture without compromising our faith. There 
is a new spirit for us to be Christians IN today's culture." 

Although Bryan has stressed teaching students about worldviews, Dr. 
Brown said the emphasis has become more "worldview education." "This 
really means educating with breadth and depth. In many ways,,,we're 
returning to the old way to educate, to look at truth, rather than simply at 
competing ideas," he said. 

"Christians used to divide the world into Christians and : 
Christians - an 'us vs. them' approach. We are training our stacfents to 
approach the world with an understanding that everybody has and lives 
a worldview. That becomes a means by which we understand the world 
around us. We ask, 'What do you believe and why do you beBeVe it? I 
want to understand that so I can understand you.' 

"It's re<ill\ I he principle of I Corinthians 9, that we become all things 
to all people so we can share the truth. We want to be as contemporary as 
we can without sacrificing quality." 

Even though quality is a hallmark of a Bryan education, "quality is 


always a moving target," Dr. Brown said. "What 
was quality 10 years ago may be mediocre today. 
Just because you have a quality product doesn't 
mean you don't try to make it better." 

Mr. Green added he and other trustees are 
heartened by nationally standardized test scores 
that consistently show Bryan students among the 
best in the nation academically. "You want your 
school to get better,' 1 he said. "Student rankings on 
national tests, the ACT scores of entering fresh- 
men, have to be viewed as positive indications of 
what's going on here." 

For Bryan College, that means physical 
improvements such as new buildings or new tech- 
nology - computer SMARTBoards and Internet 
access in classrooms, for example - or changes to 
the curriculum. 

The new athletic training major, for example, 
has raised questions among alumni concerning its 
"fit" at Bryan. "I respond by pointing out that new 
state and national standards will soon require 
every high school that has an athletic program to 
haw a certified trainer on staff. We see an oppor- 

w "Student ranbingj on national 

t6ti the ACT score* of entering 

freshmen, have to be viewed as 

positive indications of what's 

(joiiKj on here. 

tunity, because sports are so big and because 
coaches and trainers have the opportunity to influ- 

rence kids, to prepare - o make a difference 

in this field,"' Dr. Brown explained. 
Mr.Grei College shares 

several important characteristics with the Bryan he 
■ attended in fli Bryan still is a close-knit 

community This seems very important to the stu- 
dents I've met with during trustee meetings. 

"Dedication of the I - similar. The person- 

al sacrifice probably was greater then - there were 
times when there was no money at the end of the 
^^ month and the faculty didn't get paid. But what the 
faculty and staff have been through during the past 
year is a tremendous testimony as well. 

"And there is a desire for service. In my era, 
there was more leaning toward pastoral, mission- 
ary or educational service. Today, there's a little 
less interest in the formal Christian vocations, but 
students still want to make a difference in today's 
world," he said. 

As Mr. Green pointed to the dedication of the 
faculty, Dr. Brown added that a quality faculty is 
vital for the type of school Bryan is and wants to 
become. "We can have a good administration and 
good curriculum and still not be a good school," 
he said. "The faculty must embody and inculcate 
quality. Faculty members must have the right 
degree, a love for Jesus Christ and a desire to men- 
tor students. 

"Although we hope to grow to between 800 
and 1,000 in the next few years, we will maintain 
the personal relationships that are so important. 
We plan things to bring faculty and staff together 
with students so there can be significant interac- 
tion with significant people. 

"With the new steps we are taking, we believe 
that Bryan College will be better in a way that 
honors our Lord, better because we provide a cut- 
ting-edge education that retains the character that 
has defined Bryan College through the decades." f§) 


English professor Dr. 
Raymond Legg uses a 
SMARTBoard In one of 
the new classrooms in 
the Administration 
Building. Each class- 
room is equipped with 
computers that allow 
instructors to make 
PowerPoint presenta- 
tions, access the 
Internet or even proj- 
ect and edit their notes 
for students. 





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Members of the Lions 
men's soccer team 
include, from left, front, 
manager Jodi Buttram, 
student trainer Eric 
Hutchinson and man- 
ager Beverly Davis. 
Second row, Daniel 
Nathan, Jamal 
Marshall, Isidro Loaiza, 
Brian Eisenback, Henry 
Barrios, Daniel Kenton, 
Joey Amadee and 
Coach Sandy Zensen. 
Third row, Asst. Coach 
Michael Palmer, Gray 
Douglas, Russell 
Courtney, Vinnie 
Castillo, Phil Douglas, 
Ben Carver, Josh Ray, 
Tyler McWilliams and 
Matt Palmer. Back, 
trainer Mike Weller, 
Jordan Mattheiss, 
Daniel Harvey, Mark 
Ramsey, Daniel 
Gleason, Cesar Silva, 
Jason Blair and Steven 



Men's soccer Coach Sandy Zensen is hoping a big- 
ger, stronger, faster team will continue the Lions' win- 
ning ways as they open their 200] season. 

Two drawbacks, however, are causing the coach 
some concern: the team lost seven starters to gradua- 
tion, including Moises Drumond, the leading scorer 
and Region 12 Player of the Year; James Hutcheson, 
the 1999 Region and Conference Keeper of the Year; 
and Peter Mitchell, an AAC all-conference defender. 

"We'll have to change our style of play to adapt," 
the coach said. "We'll be physical, big and strong and 
will use that to our advantage." 

Coach Zensen is looking for Isidro Loaiza, an all- 
conference defender last year, to anchor the defense. 
He will be joined by Jamal Marshall and Henry 
Barrios, returning players, and Russell Courtney, a 

1 2001 Men's Soccer Schedule | 


Reinhardt College 

Away 1 

1 8/31 - 9/1 

Bryan Fall 2001 Classic 

Home 1 

Friday Asbury College vs. Milligan 

Bryan vs. Toccoa Falls 

Saturday Milligan vs. Toccoa Falls 

Bryan vs. Asbury College 


Toccoa Falls College 



Cumberland University 

H ' 


Milligan College* 



Bluefield College* 



Virginia Intermont* 



North Greenville College 



Brevard College* 



Montreal College" 



Covenant College* 



Mid-Continent College 



Tennessee Wesleyan College- 



King College* 






Tennessee Temple 



Union University 



AAC Conference Tournament 


NAIA/NCCAA Regionals 

11/11 -20 

NAIA/NCCAA Nationals 

Appalachian Athletic Conference games 
Bold denotes home games 

Josh Ray and freshmen Gray Douglas and Dan 
Harvey are expected to see playing time with Cesar 
Silva and Brian Eisenback. 

Ben Carver and Daniel Nathan will be joined by 
Vinnie Castello, who transferred back to Bryan this 
year. When he played for the Lions in 1998, Vinny 
scored 20 goals . 

In the goal, Jordan Mattheiss, a sophomore, 
Steven Chapman, a junior, and freshman Dan 
Gleason will share playing time. 

"We have our work cut out for us, but I'm expect- 
ing a solid year from the team," the coach said. 


A young squad with 
lots of potential is how 
Jerri Beck evaluates the 
2001 edition of Bryan's 
volleyball team. 

With only one sen- 
ior and two juniors, Coach Beck said the key to this 
season will be "how quickly we can tap into the 
new people we have, and how quickly they can fit 
into the speed of college volleyball." 

The coach said last year's new, faster offensive 
scheme "set a good pace for this year. We have 
some more height this year and are trying to work 
that into the same style of offense. At the same 
time, that should help our defense because we'll be 
able to put blocks up better. 

"So far, the girls are picking up well from last 
year. We have a lot of key people back, and the 
new people are fitting into the system well." 

She said she is looking to senior Kelly Braun- 
Duin to provide on-court leadership. "She's done 
well so far. The team has a good mindset together." 

She expects King College to lead the race for the 
conference title again - "they haven't lost a confer- 
ence match in four years, and they didn't lose any 
key people last year," she explained. 

Coaches expect Brevard College to be 
improved, "and several colleges could go either 
way from last year," Coach Beck said. "We were 7-7 s», 
in the conference last year, and I think we can do 

2001 Women's Soccer Schedule | 


Southern Wesleyan 

Home 1 


TN Temple 






North Georgia 

Away 1 

1 9/7-9/8 Bryan 

Women's Soccer Invitational Tournament | 

4 Friday 

Wesleyan vsAverett 
Bryan vs Southern Va. 


Southern Va. vs Wesleyan 
Bryan vsAverett 








North Greenville 



Warren Wilson 



Virginia Intermont* 



TN Wesleyan* 



Bryan Alumnae 















Cumberland University 



AAC Tournament 


' - Appalachian Athletic Conference game 

3old denotes home games 



The Lady Lions kicked off their 20001 season with 
only two seniors and without the help of last year's 
most valuable player, but Coach Marc Neddo is hop- 
ing the team will rise to the challenge. 

"I'm looking for the experienced players to raise 

their game and for the freshmen to jump in and help 
us," he said. "In the preseason, the freshmen have 
performed at a high level." 

Last year's most valuable player and first-team 
All Conference midfielder Aubre Mjolhus broke her 
foot before arriving at school this fall and has been 
lost for the season. "I'm looking for Tammy Smith (a 
junior) and Katie Mowery (a freshman) to take the 
lead in the middle," the coach said. 

He said he expects senior Becky Kalz to anchor 
the defense, and is counting on freshman Abby 
Snead to lead scoring efforts. "Abby is living up to 
my expectations," he said. 

"We face very strong competition in the confer- 
ence," the coach said. "We couldn't afford to lose a 
key player like we did. The returning players have 
recognized the need to demand more of themselves. 
They're playing with more confidence and assuming 
more responsibility on the field, and the freshmen 
have come in with a high level." 

Members of the 
women's soccer 
team include, from 
left, front, manager 
Lynn Fox, Megan 
Bales, Katie Hughes, 
Tammy Smith, Becky 
Kalz, Rachel Palmer, 
Kara Krogel, Jenny 
Hughes and Aubre 
Mjolhus. Back are 
Asst. Coach Esther 
Jackson, Abby 
Snead, Katie 
Mowery, Valerie 
Petitte, Anna Hanger, 
Karl Wright, Lisa 
Boehmer, Mya 
Morrison, Esther 
Bragg and Coach 
Marc Neddo. 


Volleyball Schedule 

8/31 - 9/1 

Covenant Tournament 



Tennessee Temple 









Tennessee Wesleyan* 



Milligan ' 






Tennessee Temple 



Univ. Virginia-Wise* 



Bluefield * 



Johnson Bible 


9/28 - 9/29 

Tennessee Wesleyan Tourn. 



Covenant * 









Johnson Bible 



Univ. Virginia-Wise* 






NCCAA Region Toum. 



Tennessee Wesleyan* 












Union College 



AAC Toum, 



NAIA MkJ South Region 


* - Appalachian Athletic Conference game 

Bold denotes home game 

»»SW ES | 



Members of the Lions' volleyball team Include, 
from left, front, trainer Mike Crook, Catherine 
Strode, Randi Mellon. Faith Phaneuf, Kelly 
Braun-Ouin, Amalia Peters, Alissa Stoneberger, 
and Brook Fleming. Back are student trainers 
Jordan Mussleman and Brandi Harris, Rebecca 
Rusch, Laura Smith, Erin Keenan, Kim Barlow, 
Anna Rusch. Melissa Conner, Cassidy OeRaad, 
student Asst. Coach Jeremy Clemons and Coach 
Jerri Beck. 

Ion AbeKTombLe^ 

LLT. AuLaLiua 

By Terry Hill - Director of Communications 

on Abercrombie is a 1969 Bryan graduate who 
i, resides with his wife of 30 years, Frances, in 

Atlanta, Ga. Jon was a standout soccer player 
and during his senior year was the student body 

"My favorite classes were Greek, and Doc 
Anderson was undoubtedly my favorite profes- 
sor," John said. "Doc had so many incredible 
quips and sayings that I remember to this day, 
sayings such as, 'What you see when you don't 
have a gun." 

*'My favorite quote had to do with his sympa- 
thy for all students who were not Greek majors," 
Jon continued. "He called them the 'great hoi pol- 
loi' or in English, 'the great unwashed herd.' I still 
have my Greek textbook with several of his 
quotes notated inside the front cover." 

After leaving Bryan with a B.A. in Greek, John 
moved to Jackson, Miss., where he interned with 
Youth For Christ. Jon then moved back to his 
hometown, Atlanta, to serve with Youth for Christ 
and after a few years went on to work with YFC 
in Memphis. While in Memphis, he earned a mas- 
ters degree in counseling. In 1980 Jon returned to 
Atlanta where he has remained. 

Jon became executive director of FCS Urban 
Ministries, and die founder of Charis Community 
Housing. This was the beginning of Jon's activity 
with homelessness and affordable housing. He is 
the founder of the Task Force for the Homeless 
and the Housing Forum, both of which provide 
networking opportunities for an array of people 
seeking housing solutions. Currently, on behalf of 


FCS, Jon is director of Common Focus, a new ven- 
ture to study, teach and advocate for a new vision 
of community building. 

Jon's experience in housing and community 
building includes construction of single-family 
homes using volunteers; renovation of the old 
Atlanta Stockade (prison) into Glen Castle, effi- 
ciency apartments for the working poor; and 
advocacy work on the Land Bank Authority, a 
public agency created to free tax-delinquent land 
for community development. He received a Point 
of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush 
for his work on the Glen Castle housing project. 

"My education at Bryan helped me develop 
Christian leadership skills that I never would 
have received at larger schools," Jon remarked. 
"And many of the great friendships I developed 
there I still have today." 

Jon is leading a community-wide dialogue on 
the future of public schools in Decatur, Ga. In that 
racially diverse school system, Jon is leading a 
group of more than 600 parents that have agreed 
to participate in a series of facilitator-led small 

"The greatest power of the Gospel in the 
world today is found in reconciliation. Our role of 
making peace is of utmost importance," Jon 
explained. "I've really learned that it is much 
more important for Christians to work for recon- 
ciliation than to wage a cultural war." 

Jon Abercrombie — another Bryan College ^^ 

graduate who is making a difference in today's 

Enrollment steady 
as 2001-02 
_ school year opens 

A new campus welcomed students as 
they arrived for Bryan's 72nd academic 
year this fall, even as finishing touches 
were being applied to some of the new 

Mark Cruver, director of admissions 
and enrollment management, said 164 
freshmen and transfer students checked 
in as orientation began on Aug. 18, to be 
joined by 386 returning students on Aug. 
20. With 43 ASPIRE degree completion 
students and 19 part-time students, 
Bryan's 2001 enrollment is 612, compared 
■ m 

Moving in meant unloading cars. vans, trucks and even trail- 
ers for new students, with multiple trips trom parking lol to 
residence hall rooms. Upperclassmen in leadership roles 
relumed early and spent part ot the day Aug. 1 8 helping new 
students get settled 

with the 2000 figure of 616. 

About a quarter of the new students 
expressed interest in studying biology or 
exercise science, another quarter were 
interested in English, history or educa- 
tion, with communication arts and 
Christian education and Bible the next 
most popular fields. 

During convocation, the formal open- 
ing of school, students were challenged to 
love God with their minds. Ken Myers, 
president of Mars Hill Audio and a for- 
mer editor of Eternity Magazine, said 
that command "has special weight for 
students. It's God's calling for you right 
now. The work God gives each of us to 
do is a calling through which he will 
accomplish His purposes in history." 

He suggested that knowledge of God 
is not simply knowledge of theology, 
but of the person of God and of His 
creation. "Solomon's wisdom began 
with fear of the Lord, but progressed as 
he studied the world. One reason I 
believe Christians have disappeared 
from the culture is that we have disap- 
peared from the study of creation." 

Left: Allison Norton gets some clarification Irom stu- 
dent workers as she checks in lor her first day al 
Bryan on Aug. 18. Above. New students, seated, are 
surrounded by their lamilies. lacully, staff and return- 
ing students as Bryan President Dr. William E. Brown, 
standing on the platform al fell, prepares to pray at 
the conclusion of the first orientation session in 

Mr. Myers challenged the students to 
"bring every thought captive to the obedi- 
ence of Christ" as they prepare to follow 
God's calling for them this year. 

Starting the school year was a little rough lor some 
students, but some suffered extra blows. Actually, this 
conflict was part of a game al the all-school picnic at 
the end of the first week of school. The four classes 
challenged each other to a variety of 
contests before « 
sat down l 

New faculty 
appointments for the 
2001-02 year include: 

Keith W. Lindley. assistant professor of 
modern languages and linguistics. He has 
a B.A. in French, with extensive work in 
Spanish and Latin; the M.A. in French 
Literature, with a Spanish minor; and is a 
candidate for the Ph.D. degree in French, 
with a Spanish minor, from the University 
of Florida. 

Keith and his wife. Suzanne, are par- 
ents of two children- Suzanne will teach 
an advanced Spanish course this fall. 

J. Daniel Wilson, assistant professor of 
biblical studies. He has the B.A. in history 
from the University of Memphis, the 
f M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist 
Theological Seminary, Memphis, Tenn., 
and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in 
New Testament and Greek at Mid- 

Daniel Wilson 

Keith Lindley 

Lloyd Milligan 

Dan and his wife, Heather, have one 

Lloyd Milligan, missionary in resi- 
dence and will teach phonetics and 
phonology. He and his wife, Ruth, are 
members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and 
served 18 years in Papua New Guinea. 

He holds the Master's degree in 
Linguistics from the University of Texas at 

Lloyd and Ruth have four children. 

Also, Dr. Ron Petitte, formerly regis- 
trar, has been appointed associate profes- 

sor of political science and direc- 
tor of the Honors Program. 

Marc Neddo, '92, formerly 
assistant to the registrar, has been 
appointed instructor in physical 
education in addition to his duties 
as head women's soccer coach. 

New part-time instructors 

James Arnold, '98, physical 
education and women's basket- 
ball coach; Samuel Olsen, 
Spanish; Dr. Doug Russell, Bible; 
and Kathy Russell, psychology. 

New staff appointments include Mark 
Anderson, '99 computer technician; 
Nikki Arnold, advancement assistant; 
Dara Ballard, '00, library teaching tech- 
nology liaison; Jalena Cruse, '01, admis- 
sions counselor; Alice Gray, '83, presi- 
dent's receptionist; Beth Hixson, financial 
services clerk; Janice Pendergrass, 
advancement assistant; and Janet Piatt, 

Kimberly Barlow 

Ten ireshnieii have been awarded 
GLenna Ware LH-esidendai Scholarships 
uo liryan College for uhe 
lOOb-lOCl academic veai\ 

Kimberly Barlow, daughter of Mark and Marsha 
Barlow of Clearwater, Fla., 
Education /Psychology. 

Kimberly, a graduate of Lakeside Christian 
School in Clearwater, was valedictorian, a mem- 
ber of the National Honor Society, student coun- 
cil, captain of the volleyball team, played basket- 
ball and golf, was a member of the vocal ensem- 
ble and was a class officer. After graduating, she 
hopes to work in a health-related field. 

Paul Downer, son of Phil and Susy Downer of 
Signal Mountain, Tenn., Social Science. 
Paul, a home school graduate, was a member of 
the YMCA Youth Leadership Chattanooga pro- 
gram and the Youth City Council. He was named 
a National Merit Commended student. He has 
spoken at Promise Keepers rallies and various 
character and leadership development programs. 
After graduating, he is considering a career in 

Megan Tyser, daughter of Joel and Madonna 
Tyser of Mexico, Mo., Natural Science. 
Megan, a home school graduate, was a member 
of the YMCA swim team, the Home School 
Association drama team and a political campaign 
volunteer. She was a volunteer at the Audrain 
Medical Center and was active in the American 
Legion Youth Auxiliary. She is listed in Who's Who 
Among American High School Students. After grad- 
uating, she plans to attend medical school. 

Katherine Ruth Halvorson, daughter of Arthur 
and Paula Halvorson of Riva, Md., Humanities. 
Katherine, a graduate of South River High 
School in Edgewater, was a member of the track 
and water polo teams, competition chorus, stu- 
dent government. National Honor Society and 
was named to Who's Wlio Among American High 
School Students. 

Paul Downer 

Megan Tyser 

Virginia Macha, daughter of Mark and Paula 
Macha of Goldsboro, N.C., Humanities. 
Virginia, a home school graduate, was a 4-H 
Club county officer, was listed in Who's W)w 
Among American High School Students, was a 
National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and 
received a Gold Congressional Award for volun- 

Jennifer Parks 

Jessica Raff 

Tlie Glenna Ware Presidential Scholarships, endowed by Holland Ware Of 
Hogansville, Ga., are given to honor Mrs. Ware's Christian commitment 
and dedication to personal excellence. They are competitive awards 
given on the basis of high school grades, test scores, an ess>u and person- 
al interview. The $8,000 grant is renewable for four years. ^, 
This \ ear's Glenna Ware Presidential Scholars and their areas of study include 

Jennifer Parks, daughter of Roger and Carol 
Parks of Prattville, Ala., Natural Science. 
Jennifer, a graduate of Victory Baptist School in 
Millbrook, was captain of the basketball and vol- 
leyball teams. She was named to the Principal's 
Honor Roll and was listed in Who's Who Among 
American High School Students. She was a volun- 
teer at Baptist Hospital in Montgomery. After 
graduating, she plans to attend medical school. 

Jessica Raff, daughter of James and Sheila Raff 
of Greenville, S.C., Humanities. 
Jessica, a graduate of Bob Jones Academy in 
Greenville, was president of her senior class, a 
member of the National Forensic League and 
played soccer and volleyball. She was a volunteer 
at community missions and the Briarwood 
Nursing Home. 

Catherine Strode, daughter of Tom and Linda 
Strode of Fredericksburg, Va., Humanities. 
Catherine, a graduate of Fredericksburg 
Christian High School, was a member of the 
National Honor Society, was captain of the vol- 
leyball and basketball teams and was a class offi- 
cer for three years. She was been named an 
Outstanding Christian Leader and a 
Distinguished High School Student by the 
Association of Christian Schools International. 
After graduating, she plans to be a high school 
English teacher. 

Nate Elkington, son of Patricia Elkington of Fort 
Wayne, Ind., Biblical Studies. 
Nate, a graduate of Carroll High School in Fort 
Wayne, was a member of the National Honor 
Society, the newspaper staff, the soccer, wrestling 
and track teams and played in the band. Hi 
named to the Academic All-State soccer team and 
received an academic honors diploma. 
After graduating, he plans to enter vocational 
Christian ministry. 

Eva Holder, daughter of Robert and Martha 
Holder of Knoxville, Tenn., Music. 
Eva, a home school student, was active in piano 
competitions at the state and local levels and 
taught private piano lessons. After graduating, 
she hopes to work in overseas missions. 

Catherine Strode 

Nate Elkington 



Virginia Macha 

Eva Holder 

Alumni Association 

with a mission 

With a rapidly developing campus, stead}/ increase in enrolment 

and more active alumni than ever, Bryan College stands at the 

threshold of yet another "All Things New" opportunity: the 

launching of an innovative Alumni Association. 

In January, 2002, Bryan College 
Alumni Ministries will establish a new 
Alumni Association with membership 
applications accepted beginning in 
February. The new association will have 
many of the benefits you would expect 
from an organization of this magnitude, 
but with a couple of unique twists. 

First, its purpose and focus: to help 
kids. The slogan the Bryan College 
Alumni Association has adopted is, "We 
Put Kids Through College!" 

Second: spouses and parents of Bryan 
College Alumni can join the spouses' or 
, parents' club and receive all the benefits 
of their alumni counterparts as well as 
sharing in the joy of a combined purpose, 
helping a kid in need. 

Here are just some of the benefits you 
will receive when you become a member 
of the Bryan College Alumni Association: 

• Two free meal passes for the Student 
Life Center Dining Hall good any time 
during the year. 

• A campus visit badge that states your 
name (including maiden), your class 
year and a slogan that reads, "I put kids 
through college!" 

• Access (with your own Internet connec- 
tion) to the Bryan Library global refer- 
encing and research data base; your 
choice of one of the following: (1) 
Masterplots package - Includes the full 
contents of 23 sets of reference books-- 
110 volumes with 15,865 essavs on 

Members of the Class of 197S gathered tor their 25th anniversary reunion in August. Fellowship, 
updates on campus Jiintapmunl and an introduction to worldview education highlighted the event. 
Pictured, from left, are class rnembe'S and their families including, front, Darlene Bruehl, Andrea 
Hawkins holding Steven. Maroa Strauss and Linda Ballard. Standing are Becky Young. Jeff Bruehl. 
Rick Hawkins. Alumni Mimstnes Director Brett Roes. Steve Strauss, Randy Ballard and David 

works of literature and author biogra- 
phies published by Salem Press. (2) 
"FACTS Online" package, which 
includes World News / Reuters News 
Wire Service; Today's Science on File (an 
excellent source for articles and biogra- 
phies), world almanac and an encyclo- 
pedia. Or (3) "Knowledge Source" pack- 
age — Select, full-text articles from thou- 
sands of domestic and international 
newspapers, magazines, journals and 
U.S. government publications. 

• Opportunity to participate in alumni- 
specific endowment-building projects 
each year that are designed to put kids 
through college. 

• Opportunities for recognition for you or 
your business in national publications 
such as World Magazine, Christianity 
Today and Campus Life. 

• Bryan College Alumni Association "I 
put kids through college" license plate 
or window decal. 

All these benefits are yours to enjoy 
with your annual membership fee of $25. 
There will be lifetime membership oppor- 
tunities as well. 

Look for the All Things New Bryan 
College Alumni Association brochure in 
your mailbox this coming January. With 
our combined efforts we can all do some- 
thing that most of us would not be able to 
do by ourselves (Ecclesiastes 4). Join the 
team that can make a dream come true for 
deserving kids and let's Pirf Kids Through 

(Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two people can accom- 
plish more tlmn twice as much as one; 
they get a better return for their labor. 

(10) If one person falls, the other can 
reach out and help. But people who are 
alone when they fall are in real trouble. 

(11) And on a cold night, two under the 
same blanket can gain warmth from each 
other. But hozv can one be warm alone? 

(12) A person standing alone can be 
attacked and defeated, but two can stand 
back-to-back and conquer. Three are even 
better, for a triple-braided cord is not eas- 
ily broken.) 

Walking in Grace- 
Brett Roes 


Alumni News 


students at Bryan, reside in 


IAN HAY, '50, who 

served as SIM's general 
director from 1975 to 1993, 
recently published a book 
titled The Master Plan in 
which he shares his 
thoughts about SIM, mission 
work today and the future 
of missions. Ian and his 
wife, JUNE '51 (BELL), 
reside in Sebring, Fla. 

WALKWITZ, '55, and hus- 
band Roger returned to the 
Philippines for the 30th 
anniversary of BIBAK Bible 
Fellowship in September. 
Naomi and Roger celebrated 
their 45th wedding anniver- 
sary on Sept. 8, in Baguio 
City, Philippines. 

BOSTROM, '56, and her 
husband, Robert, celebrated 
their 43rd wedding anniver- 
sary on April 5. They live in 
Brooksville, Fla., where they 
stay busy raising puppies 
for the South Eastern Guide 
Dog Institute. 

(GRAYDON) DOW, both 
'58, live in Livermore Falls, 
Maine. Les continues to 
work for the State of Maine 
as an accountant during the 
week and preaches whenev- 
er the opportunity comes 
up. Mary tutors junior and 
senior high students with 
various challenges. 

Naomi Glock 


has completed 33 years with 
Wycliffe that included trans- 
lating the New Testament. 
Naomi is headed to Belize 
as a literacy consultant. Her 
e-mail address is: 

TOM, '61, and MAR- 
GARET, '63x, (GIBSON) 
WILLIAMS, moved to 
Bennettsville, S.C., in June, 
where Tom assumed the 
pastorate of Christ United 
Methodist Church. 

PAUL, '68, and Sandy 
TIMBLIN announce the 
marriage of their son, 
Michael, to Lisa Maj, in 
Toronto on June 23. Mike 
and Lisa reside in Dayton, 
where Mike will finish his 
studies at Bryan College. 

KEN, '68, and MARCY, 
'72, (STEWART) 
FROEMKE, announce the 
marriage of their son, Brad, 
to Sinai Moreno Juarez on 
June 7, in Ringgold, Ga. 
Brad and Sinai live in 
Evensville, Term. 



and her husband, David, 
announce the marriage of 
their daughter, Anna, to 
Christopher Hawkins on 
June 2, in Dayton, Tenn. 
Anna and Christopher, both 

Paul and Ruth Hayward 

PAUL, '72, and 
SON) HAYWARD, are mis- 
sionaries to South Africa, 
where they work at the 
TEAM bookstore in 
Empangeni. They ask prayer 
for them for sensitivity to 
their customers' spiritual 

WAIT) BICE, '74, and her 
husband, Paul, were fea- 
tured in the Exclusively 
Houston publication, bene- 
fiting The Make-A-Wish 
Foundation. Theirs was the 
only real estate company 
selected for the honor. 

Col. Mastin Robeson 

MASTIN, '76, and 
ROBESON are stationed at 
Camp Lejune, N.C., where 
Mastin is a colonel com- 
manding the 8th Marine 
Regiment. His decorations 
include the Defense 
Distinguished Service 
Medal, Meritorious Service 
Medal (with three gold 
stars) and the Navy 
Commendation Medal. 

Gwynn and Timothy Lindler 

LINDLER, '75, and her hus- 
band, Timothy, celebrated 
their 25th wedding anniver- 
sary this past summer by 
taking a 10-day trip to 
Europe. Gwynn and Tim 
have three children, Preston, 
20, Hilary, 16, and Jacob, 12. 
They reside in Cornelius, 

'77, returned from Argentina 
in June for Dennis to offici- 
ate the wedding of their 
daughter, April, to Rusty 
Echols in June, in Atlanta, 
Ga. Their e-mail address is: 

WIDMAN, '78, and her hus- 
band, David, announce the 
birth of their 10th child, 
Bethany Ann, on June 12. 
Their other children include 
Peter, 22, Ernest, 20, Joshua, 
18, Caleb, 16, Christopher, 
14, Jacob, 12, Brandon, 10, 
Amy, 8, and Emily, 6. Tine 
Widmans live on a farm 
near Sioux City, Iowa. Betsy 
spends her days home 
schooling her children. 

Joe and Lori Rostollan 
JOE, 79, and Lori 
ROSTOLLAN recently cele- 
brated their 25th wedding 
anniversary. Joe is pastor of 
Cedar Ridge Evangelical 
Free Church in 
Harrisonville, Mo. 


SCOTT, '81, and MAR- 
GARET, '84x, (KOEHN) 
• SMITH are on their way to 
Africa. Scott has finished the 
two years of doctoral 
coursework, which com- 
pletes the Spanish equiva- 
lent of a Master's degree in 
applied linguistics. They 
will spend their first year in 
Yaounde, Cameroon, and 
move to Equatorial Guinea 
in the summer of 2002. 
Their e-mail address is: 

SCOTT, '82, and JOY, '83, 
reside in Huntsville, Ala., 
where Scott is minister of 
music and single adults at 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Joy 
teaches preschool music in 
the weekday education pro- 
gram at Mt. Zion. 


Alec and Tammy Hamson. Natasha, 
Yvonne, Andrew and Jessica 

ALEC, '83, and TAMMY, 
are serving as missionaries 
to Xavante, Brazil. Alec and 
Tammy have four children, 
Natasha, Yvonne, Andrew 
and Jessica. Their e-mail 
address is: alec- 

was named the men's bas- 
ketball coach of the year for 
Tennessee by the Tennessee 
Sports Writers Association 
at their convention in June. 
Rick and his wife WENDY, 
'85, (TUCKER 
Cleveland, Ter 

ick in the men's basketball 
coach at Lee Umvecatv. 

ALL) CRENSHAW and her 
husband, Jim, reside i 

Toccoa, Ga. They have two 
sons, Matt, 16, and Jesse, 9. 

MATEER, '84, recently 
received a Master's degree 
in English from Slippery 
Rock University, Slippery 
Rock, Pa. Leslie and her 
family recently moved to 
the State College area where 
her husband, Dr. Dirk 
Mateer, will begin work as a 
senior lecturer in economics 
at Penn State University. 
Leslie is teaching composi- 
tion classes part-time at 
Penn State. Leslie and Dirk 
have two children, Noelle, 9, 
and Nicholas, 5. 

completed an M.A. in coun- 
selor education in 1995 from 
Virginia Tech and in 1999 
received her Ph.D. in coun- 
selor education, also from 
Virginia Tech. Ginger is in 
private practice as a licensed 
professional counselor in 
northern Virginia, specializ- 
ing in marriage and family 
therapy, individual therapy 
and addictive systems. 

'84x, announce the birth of 
their son, Bryan, on April 8. 

HOUSER, '85, and her hus- 
band, Ted, live in Pembroke, 
Fla. They have two children, 
Justin and Shannon. Brette 
works as a business analyst. 

RES, '86, and her husband, 
Ramon, announce the birth 
ot their daughter, Abby 
Rose, on May 20. 

ELL) BRUNER, both '88, 
have been attending the 
Pacific orientation course 
(POO for the past six 
months. They are really 
enjoying participating as a 
family in the work of orien- 
tating new teams. For the 
rest of this year, Andy and 
Kay will be academic coor- 
dinators at the POC. Their 
e-mail address is: 

BOB, '86, and AMY, '87, 


their two sons, Alan and 
Andy, are serving as mis- 
sionaries in Tokorozawa Shi, 
Japan. Amy has had many 
opportunities to share Jesus 
with her English students. 
Bob continues discipleship 
training with the young 
men in his church. Please 
pray for the Hay family as 
they minister to the 
Japanese people and contin- 
ue to pray for Bob's health. 
He is gradually getting bet- 
ter. Also, a special thank you 
for all those who lifted Amy 
up in prayer. The doctor 
said there was nothing to be 
concerned about. Praise the 

Scott and Cathy Hunt; Doug and 
Beth Sloan and family 

DOUG, '86, and BETH, 
'89x, (PRICE) SLOAN had a 
Bryan reunion with SCOTT, 
'90, and Cathy HUNT in 
Seoul, Korea on July 4. They 
enjoyed talking about old 
times and catching up on 
each other's lives. Doug is a 
major in the Army, and he 
and Beth are stationed over- 
seas. Scott and Cathy reside 
in Lilburn, Ga. 

JOHN PATTON, '87, and 
his wife, Ruth, are making 
disciples of Jesus Christ in 
Spain. You can contact them 
They would love to hear 
from you. 

JIM, '89, and SUSAN, 
were married Aug. 4, in 
Dallas, Texas. The couple 
resides in Dallas. 

BARKMAN and her hus- 
band, Keith, are serving as 
missionaries to Brazil. They 

■ / 

Keith and Heidi Barkman, 
Tim and Hanna 

have two children, Hanna 
and Timothy. Please pray for 
them as they minister to the 
Bororo people. 

ALAN, '89, and BETH 
have left their teaching jobs 
at Aurora Christian School, 
Aurora, 111., to serve the 
Lord in full-time representa- 
tion and beyond into 
Mexico as educators. Pray 
for them as they are trusting 
God for His leading and 

Kevin and Gina McNelly, 
Jeff and Jay 

MCNELLY, '89, and her 
husband, Kevin, are serving 
as missionaries to the 
Philippines. They have two 
sons, Jeff and Jay. 


GARNETT, '90, and hus- 
band, Matt, are residing in 
Winfield, Kan. Matt com- 
pleted his seminary degree 
in May and is a youth pas- 
tor at Winfield Evangelical 
Free Church. They have one 
child, Kelsea. 

BETH HORNISH, '90, is 
a missionary in Madrid 
Spain. She was able to take 

two trips to Hungary this 

KEVIN, '91, and 
BOOT just returned from 
two mission trips, one to 
Brazil and another to the 
Bahamas. While in Brazil, 
they were invited to teach in 
the schools. Even though 
they were exhausted from 
teaching and lost their voic- 
es from talking so much, it 
was worth it because they 
were able to give the chil- 
dren the Words of Life. 

David Weissenburger. 

Erik Edwards, Marc Neddo, 

Chris Gilman, Ken Gustafson, 

Tim Fary. Daniel Fary and 

Ben Edwards and a friend 

'92, ERIK EDWARDS, '92, 
'99x, and BEN EDWARDS, 
'99x, continued their tradi- 
tion of meeting each year for 
the NCAA men's soccer 
final four tournament, this 
year in Charlotte, N.C. 

and his wife, Terri, returned 
to Belize in June, after Paul 
and Sammy recovered from 
a serious tropical infection. 
Special thanks to those who 
were praying for them and 
for those who sent dona- 
tions to help with the 
expenses. You may contact 
them at They 
would love to hear from 

and his wife. Shannon, have 

informed us that Adam 
graduated from Emory 
University School of 
Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. ; in 
May. Adam is serving a 
radiation oncology residen- 
cy at Emory. 

and his wife, Allison, 
arrived in Manila, 
Philippines, where they will 
be serving as missionaries. 
They are adjusting well to 
the Philippines and are 
enjoying the main source of 
transportation - Jeepneys. 

both '94, announce the birth 
of their daughter, Priscilla 
Claire, on March 21. They 
now have three girls, 
Abigail, Emily and Priscilla. 

and Kevin Gounaud were 
married Aug. 12, 2000, and 
now live in Wilmington, N. 
C. Kathy is enjoying being a 

DURHAM, '96, was gradu- 
ated from the University of 
Tennessee with a Master of 
Arts degree in history in 

(WILEY) TEAS LEY, both '97, 
announce the birth of their son, 
Joshua Kyser, on March 20. 

AGUCHI) BAILEY, both '98, 
moved to Otsu City, Japan, 
in July. John has accepted a 
job teaching English for 
Interact Nova Group. Akari 
is originally from Otsu City. 
They plan to stay in Japan 
for at least a year. 

BRUCE, 'Olx, was graduat- 
ed from the University of 
Tennessee with a Bachelor of 
Science degree in early child- 
hood education in August. 

is going to spend the next 10 
months in Karaganda, 

Kazakhstan, teaching at an 
American school. It is an 
after-school program and 
the students are around 15 
years old. Please pray for 
her as she raises support for 
this trip and for her and her 

recently won a United States 
National Collegiate Award 
in computer science, pre- 
sented by the United States 
Achievement Academy. 
Daniel and his wife, Becky, 
reside in Dayton, Tenn. 

PETER, '01, and LAU- 
REN, '00, (DUVALL) 
MITCHELL were married 
Aug. 3, in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. Peter and Lauren live 
in Dayton, and both teach in 
the Rhea County school sys- 

(BAKER) OTT, both '01, 
were married May 19, in 
Souderton, Pa. They reside 
in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

KELLEY, '02x, 
Jonathan Kroeker were mar- 
ried June 9, in Dayton, Tenn. 
sister of the groom, served 
as a bridesmaid. Kelley and 
Jonathan reside in Dayton. 

With the Lord 

JAY TUCKER, '50x, 

passed away July 2. 

DOUGLAS J. BOL, '57x, 
passed away May 10. 
Douglas was a retired psy- 
chologist in Tucson, Ariz., a 
retired colonel in the U. S. 
Army and a former state 
chaplain of the Arizona 
National Guard. 

passed away June 20. He is 
survived by his wife, 
MEBERG, '72, his mother, 
two sons and a brother, TED 
MEBERG, '71. 

'73H, professor emeritus of 
biology, passed away July 3. 

Dr. Henning taught at Bryan 
full-time from 1956 to 1975, 
then part-time from 1976 to 
1982. After retiring from 
teaching, he continued to 
work on his collection of ' 
natural history items, part of 
which was displayed on the 
third floor of the 
Administration Building. He 
served as a sergeant in the 
Army in World War II. Dr. 
Henning is survived by his 
wife, Elma, of Dayton, and a 
brother, Stanley, of Eaton, 

PEARCE, '81 x, passed away 
July 25, 1998. 

former Bryan professor, 
passed away in July. Dr. 
Jenkins taught business at 
Bryan from 1972 to 1979. In 
1979, he assumed the posi- 
tion of fruit marketing spe- 
cialist at the University of 
Tennessee Agricultural 
Extension Service in 
Knoxville and received the 
"Person of the Year in 
Horticulture" in 1984. He is ' 
survived by his wife, Lora, 
and five children. 

of Hampton, Va., died Aug. 
8. Mrs. Treher was a mem- 
ber of the first graduating 
class of Bryan College, in 
1934, and earned a Bachelor 
of Arts degree in Bible. She 
worked for the Tennessee 
Valley Authority, the 
Department of Justice and 
the postal service before 
retiring in 1971. 


May 3 & 4, 2002 
Class of 1952 (50 years) 

July 26-28, 2002 

Class of 1977 (25 years) 

October 2002 

Classes of 1937, 1942, 1947, 

1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1982, 

1987, 1992, 1997 

and cluster reunion in honor of 

2002 (includes 1999, 2000, 2001 , 

2003, 2004, 2005) 



Iryan College's most successful 
building program ever, 
the Student Life Center, is now a 
prominent landmark on the campus. 

Now, in the most amkHots undertaking since Bryan 
College was orgwrwf Ac Trustees and Administration 
invite you to he a part at Phase II of The New Century 
Campaign. The New Century Campaign will provide the 
resources necessary to attract students who share our goal 
of making a dJt i>»a in riteir world through a quality, 
Christ-centered education. 

Elements of the New Century Bryan 

* Construction ol a new Alhletics/Wellness Center 

* Construction of j new residence hall 

* Renovation AJJition to KuJJ Performing Arls Center 
* * I 'nderwriting scholarships 0> years) 

* f.ndowment k>r WorUview SluJies Inslilule 

* Kndewmenl lor Athletics Facilities/Programs 

* Fndowment (or five faculty chairs ol excellence 

* New entrance lor the college 


$6.2 million 
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Already, gifts totaling more than $5 million have Iven given 
or pledged to the New Century Campaign. We urge you lo 
prayerlully consider your participation as Bryan College 
takes a hold new step in laith. 

look tor information uhoul how you can help Bryan 
Colore continue to educate students to hecome serv ants ol 
Christ lo make a dillerence in today's 

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